THE DEATH of an infant led to a murder conviction and the death of a man.
After being found guilty of the first-degree murder of Adam Broomhall, Richard Fairchild was sentenced to death.
Who is Richard Fairchild?
Richard Fairchild is a Navy veteran and Oklahoma resident who has been sentenced to death.
Before his trial, his criminal record listed 13 arrests in Iowa and Texas for public intoxication and assault of a police officer.
In 1996 he was convicted of the murder of Adam Broomhall, his then-girlfriend’s three-year-old son.
Fairchild’s defense team attempted to argue that the man was mentally ill and should not be jailed for his incompetence.
He has since remained incarcerated at Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlister.
What happened to Adam Broomhall?
On November 14, 1993, Fairchild and his girlfriend Stacy Broomhall had been drinking heavily when his aunt Stacy’s put three children to bed.
That same night, Stacy’s son Adam wet the bed and woke up crying.
Fairchild repeatedly punched the child and pinned his body against a wall heater.
The late Adam suffered second-degree burns before Fairchild dumped his body on the family dining table.
The blunt force trauma from the table collision resulted in the toddler being rendered unconscious when he did not recover.
When the police arrived at the scene, they pronounced Adam dead.
An autopsy revealed that the child died from brain damage sustained in Fairchild’s violent attack.
When is Fairchild’s execution?
Fairchild’s execution is scheduled for November 17, 2022, which coincidentally falls on the criminal’s 63rd birthday.
This Thursday at 10 a.m. CST, the prison inmate will be executed by lethal injection.
A month earlier, his attorneys petitioned the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board for clemency.
On October 12, 2022, the parole board denied the request and decided to proceed with the scheduled execution.
Referring to the committee’s decision, Attorney General John O’Connor stated: “The coroner determined that Adam had sustained four to six blows to the front of his head. He also suffered very painful second degree burns.
“Ultimately, an Oklahoma jury ruled that death was the just and proper punishment for the horrific murder of Adam.
“The conviction and sentence were upheld by the Courts of Appeal after years of thorough review.
“The Board’s decision to deny Fairchild’s clemency petition was the right decision. Our thoughts and prayers are with Adam’s family.”
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